|Title||Anionic oxidative polymerization: the synthesis of poly(phenylenedicyanovinylene) (PPCN2V).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Moslin, RM, Andrew, TL, Kooi, SE, Swager, TM|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Keywords||Anions, Anions: chemistry, Oxidation-Reduction, Polymers, Polymers: chemical synthesis, Polyvinyls, Polyvinyls: chemical synthesis|
A new polymerization technique that allows for the first-ever synthesis of poly(phenylenedicyanovinylene)s (PPCN2Vs) is described. PPCN2Vs, with their high electron affinities and structural versatility, seem ideally suited to address the need for new n-type polymers. Remarkably the polymers presented herein become more photoluminescent, in the thin film, under continuous irradiation.